Lord Jesus, God and man, On this our festal day

Lord Jesus, God and man, On this our festal day

Author: H. W. Baker
Tune: SCHUMANN (51567)
Published in 21 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Jesus, God and Man,
On this Thy holy day,
To Thee for precious gifts of grace
Thy ransomed people pray.

2 We pray for childlike hearts,
For gentle, holy love,
For strength to do Thy will below
As angels do above.

3 We pray for simple faith,
For hope that never faints,
For true communion evermore
With all Thy blessed saints.

4 On friends around us here
O let Thy blessing fall;
We pray for grace to love them well,
But Thee beyond them all.

5 O joy to live for Thee!
O joy in Thee to die!
O very joy of joys to see
Thy face eternally!

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #12

Author: H. W. Baker

Baker, Sir Henry Williams, Bart., eldest son of Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker, born in London, May 27, 1821, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated, B.A. 1844, M.A. 1847. Taking Holy Orders in 1844, he became, in 1851, Vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire. This benefice he held to his death, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1877. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1851. Sir Henry's name is intimately associated with hymnody. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, "Oh! what if we are Christ's," which he contributed to Murray's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church, 1852. His hymns, including metrical litanies and translations, number in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 33 in all. These were cont… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord Jesus, God and man, On this our festal day
Author: H. W. Baker
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Lord Jesus, God and Man. Sir H. W. Baker. [For a School Feast.] This hymn is dated 1852 in Biggs's Annotated edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, but its first publication is traced only to Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861. It has a slight resemblance to Faber's “O Jesu, God and Man," which was published in his Jesus and Mary, in 1849. Sir H. W. Baker's hymn is in extensive use in Great Britain and America. It is sometimes given as "Lord Jesu, God and Man."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


SCHUMANN (51567)

SCHUMANN is one of many hymn tunes arranged by Lowell Mason (PHH 96). He first published the arrangement in Cantica Laudis (1850), a collection he edited with George J. Webb (PHH 559). First called WHITE, the tune was marked "Arr. from Schumann" and was thus ascribed to the German composer Robert A.…

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ST. PAUL'S (Stainer)



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